2020 Associate Conductor: Pearl Marshall

We’re excited to announce that Pearl Marshall will be our Associate Conductor at our upcoming Louisville, Kentucky festival, Bluegrass, Bourbon and Bells! Mrs. Marshall will share the podium with our guest conductor, Mr. Michael J. Glasgow. Pearl Marshall has a...

A New Look For Area 5!

The Area 5 website has a brand new look! Your Webmaster, Nancy Kindraka, has been hard at work updating the site to a new theme with shiny new functionality. We’re pleased to bring our online presence more in line with National and other Areas. And the site is...

Please Excuse Our Dust!

Starting in mid-August and continuing to Sept 1, the Area 5 website will be undergoing some updates and changes. If it doesn’t look like what you’d expect, or if you can’t find the information you need, please be patient. We’re working to make...

Area 5 Election Results

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote in the Area 5 Election.  And a special thank you to all those who ran for office. Chair-Elect – Connie Nicholson Connie will become our new Chair-Elect as Rhonda Blacklock moves from Chair-Elect to Chair. Secretary...

2019 Associate Conductor: Patty Saunders

We’re excited to announce that Ms. Patty Saunders will be our Associate Conductor at our upcoming Dayton, Ohio festival! Ms. Saunders will share the podium with our guest conductor, Mr. Lee Afdahl. Patty Saunders serves as the Music Director for the Alluring...

Retirement Celebration for Janet Van Valey, Former Area 5 Chair

Janet Van Valey, founder and Director of The Kalamazoo Ringers, is retiring after 37 years with the ensemble. You are invited as The Kalamazoo Ringers celebrate Janet with a concert and reception! Forward personal anecdote(s) or well wishes to Janet at...